Can we future-proof phylogenetic consensus trees?

9 Jul 2018, 18:00
Holme Building/--The Refectory (University of Sydney)

Holme Building/--The Refectory

University of Sydney

Board: 405
Poster Presentation Evolutionary biology and Genetics Poster Session


Prof. Andrew Francis (Western Sydney University)


Consensus methods are widely used for combining phylogenetic trees into a single estimate of the evolutionary tree for a group of species. But how robust are these methods to future information? If additional species are added to the original set of trees, will the expanded consensus tree simply be an expansion of the original consensus tree? In this talk I will formalise and answer this question. Joint work with David Bryant (Otago, NZ) and Mike Steel (Canterbury, NZ).

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Prof. Andrew Francis (Western Sydney University)


Prof. David Bryant (Otago University) Prof. Mike Steel (Canterbury University)

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